The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Wednesday that the Virginia Cavaliers would be one of six teams to play in the first-ever Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout.
There will be plenty of familiar faces in Charlotte. Former Tony Bennett assistant Ritchie McKay’s Liberty Flames will play East Carolina, while ACC foe Virginia Tech will face Davidson.
The Owls finished the 2019-20 season with a record of 14-17 in the first year under head coach Aaron McKie. McKie was a first-round NBA Draft selection coming out of Temple in 1994 and had a 13-year NBA career before entering coaching as an assistant to long-time Owls coach Fran Dunphy. Do-everything guard Quinton Rose—Temple’s leader last year in points, assists, minutes played, steals, and blocks—has graduated but the Owls return most of the remainder of the 2019-20 roster.